This month, more than a dozen public libraries and archives departments across the state received grants from the Alabama Humanities Alliance (AHA). The AHA awarded $800,000 to 83 different humanities-based nonprofits, including museums, libraries and archives, historic sites, literacy groups, and civic engagement organizations in the state to support these cherished cultural landmarks and community resources as they continue to recover from the financial impact of the pandemic.

Alabama Humanities Recovery Grants awarded by the AHA are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The AHA made the funding available through a competitive grant process, inviting Alabama-based nonprofits with a demonstrated commitment to public humanities programming.

Winning libraries and archives to note:

• Athens-Limestone County Public Library 
• Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County 
• Courtland Public Library 
• Dothan Houston County Library System 
• Houston Memorial Library/Museum Foundation 
• Hugo Black Memorial Library Fund 
• Marion-Perry County Library 
• Moon Lake Community Library 
• Magnolia Springs Public Library 
• Tuscaloosa Public Library 
• White Smith Memorial Library 
• Baldwin County Department of Archives and History 
• Selma-Dallas County Museum of History and Archives

Visit https://alabamahumanities.org/app/uploads/2021/09/AHA_ARPGrants_ForImmediateRelease_9.9.21.pdf for the full press release on these recovery grants awarded by the Alabama Humanities Alliance.